Woman With Rare Neurological Disorder Slept Through Her Son's Birth

BarcroftTVPublished: December 19, 201631,411 views
Published: December 19, 2016

A mother has no recollection of the birth of her first born because she was ASLEEP. Jody Robson, 24, from Birmingham, falls asleep for up to 11 days at a time and can take weeks to emerge from her stupor.

Although she has not been formally diagnosed, Jody believes she has Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS), a rare neurological disorder that sees those afflicted unable to rouse from sleep for days or even weeks on end. Jody’s episodes are so severe that she has no recollection of several Christmases and even slept through the birth of her first child.

The mom of two said: “One moment I’ve closed my eyes and the next I’ve woken up and it’s two or three weeks later. “I’ve missed holidays and my sister’s eighteenth birthday because I was in an episode." says Jody.

Jody’s first experience with KLS was when she was just 12 and living in Alicante, Spain. Excited for a sleepover at a friend’s house, Jody arrived with a bag of toys, sweets and a change of clothes. But that day she fell into a deep sleep and didn’t wake up for eight days. And when she finally woke from her slumber Jody couldn’t recognize her family or surroundings.

Videographer / Director: Nick Cunard, Jack Stevens
Producer: Rebecca Lewis, Nick Johnson
Editor: Sonia Estal

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